Verbena, nicotiana and lavender pot

Create a fragrant pot packed with the peachy blooms of verbena, nicotiana and lavender.

Do it:

May, Jun

Takes just:

15 minutes

At its best:

Jun, Jul, Aug

This pretty container display is a herald of summer, with its delicate blooms radiating a cottage-garden vibe full of feminine charm.

The colour palette is simple, giving the whole display a coordinated feel, while the lavender emits a beautiful fragrance, and is attractive to bees, butterflies and other beneficial insects. Position the nicotiana and verbena at the front of the pot, using the lavender to form the backbone of the display. For even more summer colour, take a look at our summer pots and containers projects.

Follow our three easy steps, to create a fragrant verbena, nicotiana and lavender pot.

You will need

1 x Lavandula angustifolia 'Royal Blue'

3 x Nicotiana 'Apple Blossom'

3 x Verbena 'Peaches 'n' Cream'


Fill the pot two-thirds full with multi-purpose compost and mix in slow-release fertiliser.
Add the plants one at a time, positioning the lavender first. Surround it with the flowers, mixed randomly.
Water the container well, making sure the compost doesn’t dry out. Deadhead blooms as they fade.


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